South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint said Wednesday that the federal government should not be suing Arizona and will attempt to amend legislation to prevent the Obama administration from doing so over its controversial immigration law.
It doesn’t make sense if you read the bill, and I read the bill and all it says is that Arizona is going to enforce the federal law. States do that all the time with federal law, and the hard thing to understand is there’s sanctuary cities where the local governments thumb their nose at the federal government and says “we’re not going to enforce any of your laws,” and we leave them alone. And then you’ve got someone like Arizona that puts a law in place and says “we’re going to enforce the federal laws.”
DeMint says that the federal government is rewarding illegal behavior and encouraging many more to enter into the country illegally. “All this nonsense about racial profiling… the bill explicitly says that you can’t do that and you can only ask for identification if someone is arrested or stopped for another crime.”
DeMint argues that the law violates the Constitution and is not help with protecting Arizona’s citizens.
This is not a small matter. I mean, Arizona has had a big increase in crime and drug use, human trafficking, murders, kidnaps….I mean, this is a very important issue and the federal government is completely derelict in it’s duty in a constitutional responsibility to protect our citizens.
Sen. Jim DeMint along with and Louisiana Sen. David Vitter said they would like to attempt to amend legislation to prevent the Obama administration from suing Arizona over its controversial immigration law.
The one thing we do now, we have them on record of voting against Arizona of an important issue, and that’s going to effect Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer and a number of others in this upcoming election.